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The South’s Next Spielberg? Sidewalk Movie Festival Is Back

He or she might be among us. Filmmakers from around the South gather this weekend in our hometown for the 14th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival—a Birmingham-based celebration of international film. In historic theatres and more intimate venues across the downtown area, this year’s festival showcases nearly 200 short films, documentaries, and narrative features.

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Southern Film Premiere: Beasts of the Southern Wild

Beasts of the Southern Wild—this year’s Sundance Grand Jury Prize Winner—debuts in theatres (with limited release) tomorrow, June 27. Filmed in the Louisiana bayou by New Orleans-based filmmaker, Benh Zeitlin, the film stars Quvenzhané Wallis from Houma, Louisiana as Hushpuppy, and Dwight Henry (of the famed Buttermilk Drop Bakery and Café in New Orleans) as her father, Wink. In the film, […]

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Pensacola Beach’s DeLuna Fest Adds To Lineup

Just a couple of weeks after The Hangout Music Festival and Bonnaroo,the South is gearing up for another big music weekend. Pensacola Beach’s DeLuna Fest, September 21-23, has added some major headliners to their lineup.
Among acts announced this week: The Zac Brown Band, New Orleans-based the Honey Island Swamp Band (see video below) and soul/indie rising stars Fitz & the Tantrums, among others.

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‘Something In Particular’ Film: A Salute to Southern Creativity

Cubby West and Melonie Tharpe, photo by Kelsey Snell   While visiting Oxford, Mississippi, during the Oxford Conference for the Book weekend (March 22-24) we caught word about the Something in Particular project and heard its filming trio was in town. Atlanta artists Cubby West, Melonie Tharpe, and James Martin are traveling the South, hitting 13 cities in 30 days to film well-known […]

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Southern Filmmakers And A Quest: Duke And The King

Duke Bardwell isn’t a household name, but is a legend around some parts of the South. A former member of Elvis’ “TCB Band,” his story is one that two Southern filmmakers are on a mission to capture.
Wayne Franklin and Kris Wheeler are working to complete a documentary about Bardwell. Called “Duke & The King,” it tells the story of the bass player and Baton Rouge native.

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Sneak Peek From The Filming of The Help in Jackson, Mississippi

Mississippi is a buzz as filming for the movie "The Help" is underway. The film, based on the bestselling Kathryn Stockett book, is being shot in a number of MS locations. This week they're shooting in Jackson. From a Wapt.com story: "The film, which is expected to be released in 2011, stars Emma Stone and Bryce Dallas Howard and is […]

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